Boohoo website on smartphone

25 September, 2020

Boohoo board in the firing line over governance failings

This week will have been a chastening experience for board members at Boohoo, the fashion retailer. After controversy in the summer over the treatment of workers in its supply chain, an independent re...
Roman emperor in a suit checks his mobile device

14 September, 2020

‘Tech emperors’ need effective checks and balances in the boardroom

While the innovation and brilliance of tech “star founders” and their revolutionising companies have undoubtedly delivered great rewards for many of their stakeholders, they also bring new and unc...
Athletes passing the baton

9 September, 2020

Why succession planning should be part of a company’s corporate culture

Not many board decisions will be more critical than deciding who (and when) to appoint as a new lead executive—whether CEO, executive chair or combined chair and CEO. The new lead executive will be ...
Businessman looks at green graph showing growth

7 September, 2020

US rule change sets up clash with proxy advisers

A war of words has broken out over the latest efforts to regulate proxy advisers and their ability to vote on ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues in the US. The latest episode comes a...
A pile of hundred dollar bills

21 August, 2020

Average US CEO pay increases to $21.3m

While remuneration may be flat for chief executives in the FTSE 100, their colleagues in the US continue to see stellar rises in their pay packets. A new study reveals that average US CEO pay in th...
A group of worker directors

18 August, 2020

Worker directors: what to consider when appointing employees to boards

Growing regulatory support for large UK corporations to ensure employee interests are represented to and properly considered by their boards should spur organisations to consider whether "worker direc...
Kamala Harris, running mate of Joe Biden

17 August, 2020

What would a Biden–Harris victory mean for US corporate governance?

Ahead of official confirmation at the Democrat’s National Convention this week, we now know that the candidates chosen to run against Donald Trump are Joe Biden and his freshly appointed running mat...
chief executive, CEO

10 August, 2020

S&P prefers its CEOs to be insiders

Corporate mandarins often claim they trawl the world for new chief executives, recruiting the best from a single pool of talent. Evidence from the US suggests this is not the case and boards more ofte...
Woman celebrating success

6 August, 2020

Diligent launches search for top 100 governance professionals 2020

Diligent, the corporate governance software provider, has launched its search to honour the highest performing professionals in governance with its
#metoo, sexual harassment and misconduct

13 July, 2020

#MeToo continues: why sexual harassment is a growing litigation risk

We all know that the federal securities laws prohibit insider trading, "pumping and dumping", Ponzi schemes and market manipulation. But public shareholders and their lawyers have been working hard to...